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Every 30 seconds a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.
That’s where Starlight comes in.
We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.
Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.
Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families.
Happy Birthday to Dave Koz!
Dave Koz, Starlight ambassador and Grammy-nominated saxophonist, has been delivering happiness to seriously ill kids by supporting Starlight programs. Help us celebrate Dave’s legacy of hope and generosity.Celebrate with us
Meet Starlight Heart Warrior Finn
Starlight Kid Finn, has had more hospital visits than anyone should experience. Read about Finn's story, and how Starlight Hospital Wear has delivered happiness to Finn and his family.Meet Finn
Starlight Wins at the Shorty Social Good Awards
Starlight's Virtual Reality wins Gold at the Shorty Social Good Awards! Find out about how our Virtual Reality program impacts seriously ill children and how hospitals are using the VR program to provide health benefits.How Virtual Reality helps
Child Life Program Inspires Grandma to Raise Money for a Starlight Gaming Station
"I was so overcome with grief and the reality of what was happening to Amanda" Denise recalls of her granddaughter's time in the hospital. After seeing how how additional hospital services helped Amanda, Denise decided to give back, and start fundraising for a Starlight Gaming station.How she raised the funds